Saturday, May 30, 2009

Silverlight 3 on 10th July

Another cool product from Microsoft I like to work is Silverlight. Microsoft is planning to launch Silverlight 3 and its Expression Studio 3 designer tools on 10th July 2009.

Silverlight 3 introduces more than 50 new features, including 3D support, GPU acceleration, H.264 video support and out-of-the-browser capabilities to Silverlight. The out-of-browser support will enable developers to build applications that work like Adobe's AIR plugin. Dramatic video performance and quality improvements are also expected.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bing a potential Google Killer

I’ve seen few Google killers recently. Among them are live, cuil, wolframalpha [though they say it’s not]. Microsoft Bing seems to be the next Google killer actually a potential Google killer (still I didn’t get a chance to check it out). Microsoft position itself as “decision engine”. Users can easily filter the results with simple clicks. Microsoft decided to “kill” Live Search and start a new brand: Bing.

“I bing the web” sounds cuil [cool] than “I live the web” :D
Check out the full video demo here.

Source: winandmac

Thursday, May 21, 2009

VSTS 2010, TFS 2010 & .Net Framework 4 BETA 1

Time to play with the beta 1 of my favourite duo. Visual Studio Team Suite 2010 & Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 1 is released. It’s available to download here.

Downloading… 35% completed. :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Few achievements in my life

I’m still alive. :)

It wasn’t a break like the Musical band Eagles took… But honestly I was busy with so many things. Few great achievements in my life, I’m happy to say I completed my MSc. in Advanced Software Engineering (University of Westminster) and received the certificate few weeks back. Wait… I’m not finished yet.. :D

I completed four Microsoft certifications in the past few months. Now I’m a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer. [70-536, 70-529, 70-548, MB2-632]

Happily worked on couple of challenging .net projects at the new company. Visual Studio Team System, Microsoft CRM, LINQ, Entity Framework, CCF, SharePoint are few of the applications and technologies added in to the list to power me. ;)

Looking back.. few successful milestones. Long way to go…